Skip to comments.CARBONITE - customer reviews (stay away from this service!)
Posted on 03/05/2012 10:30:11 AM PST by Lancey Howard
(Example, from December 2011)
"Trying to restore 100Gb+ and the restore keeps dying, and support people hung up me and disconnected from Chat and are totally useless, and software disconnects from service during a restore (based on the log file) and installation gets corrupted and have to un-install and re-install all over again. I have have been trying to restore my data for 1 week straight with a partial success. I finally had to go and restore one sub-directory at a time and do two - three sub-directories until it gets corrupted and have to restart the whole process over! How can a company stay in business?????? Software is so bad!"
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Mozy is better than carbonite but look at Crashplan or off line with your own hard drive.
I have a Western Digital external hard drive, plus I back up everything important on either discs or thumbs.
Screw all the companies that left. They did us a service by outing themselves. If they are stupid and leftist enough to dump Rush over a valid comment, however politically incorrect it is to simply call a slut a slut in the 21st century, then maybe we should have known this all along about these companies and not done business with them to begin with, advertising on Limbaugh or not.
They’re dead to me. I keep saying it, but it’s true. The body pile keeps building up. Bring out yer dead. Let us see the true colors. Don’t want to waste my ever decreasing money on lliberal companies I can live without using.
Sounds like he was treating his listeners like a bunch of saps then. I guess making more money was more important to him than maintaining his integrity.
Neither have I!
“Write-only backup” ... what a concept!
Call them now Clog their E-Mail....
Let them know bhow you feel about the Leftist push to stunt free speach!
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Ditto! Doing anything important over the internet is just plain nuts. Especially entrusting your data. Duh!
What is the big deal? Keep everything in a home directory and hang all subdirectories off of it. Then either burn it to a DVD or a large thumb drive.
System dies, restore O/S and patch it. Restore all applications and patch them, then copy your home directory and all subs back.
It’s much cleaner to install the O/S than to restore it if that is an option Carbonite offers.
You do have to have all of your software though, on DVDs preferably.
“Go out and buy a 2 TB external hard drive. Plug it into your computer. If youre using Windows 7, set up a back up (Control Panel > Backup and Restore).”
That is a good suggestion. And if you want to go cheaper, buy a USB storage device such as Sandisk Cruzer which costs $12-24 depending on capacity. It protects your data by using a password to access whatever is stored.
You can then use Window’s Explorer to backup files or use more sophisticated software. I use a program called EF-Commander since it shows me two panels of from and to folders or devices. It is a takeoff on the Norton Commander.
In my own case, very few important files change on a daily basis, so I backup mainly my MS-Money files. That is a life saver for me because of it’s ability to project cash flow months in future.
There is supposedly a fix for the firmware update but I’ve never been able to find it. I took the drive apart and extracted the secondary drive. It had not been corrupted and i was able to access the data on the drive.
I’m now also using amazon storage for some data. Its handy and is available whenever I travel.
What happens if your house of office burns down?
Matt K. - Lewiston, ME: Hi, my name is Matt K. - Lewiston, ME. How may I help you?
Matt K. - Lewiston, ME: Hi Michael
Matt K. - Lewiston, ME:
Michael Lacey: Apparently you guys do not want conservatives as customers. Cancel my account. Me and all my friends will never use you again.
Matt K. - Lewiston, ME: Have a nice
Matt K. - Lewiston, ME: day
Michael Lacey: By the way there are twice as much of us as them.
Matt K. - Lewiston, ME has disconnected.
It's amazing how many people don't even consider that happening.
How would you mitigate fire or theft if everything is local?
Actually, you’re doing the “flacking” with your post...Rush gets PAID for promoting products and services. I really don’t think he’s going to lose much sleep over losing Carbonite.
I’ve never understood the cost/benefit of Carbonite. For $70 I can buy a portable 500 gb HD and use it to back-up my computer. I don’t leave it plugged in but keep it in my fire-proof box.
How do you find Amazon storage?
Because I work with critical files every day. One lost file could easily be several thousand dollars worth of labor for me.
I don’t have to worry about forgetting to back them up. Its done for me and is one less thing to worry about.
BTW, your fire proof box probably isn’t going to protect your hard drive in case of a fire. The heat will melt the drive even if the fire doesn’t.
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